Music Audition Day
The Music Audition Day is usually scheduled each year for the
last Saturday in February. This audition is for scholarships and/or
admission to the department as a music major or minor. Auditions may
also be scheduled by appointment. Here is the downloadable audition application form
(word processing document). You can also call the music office at (208)
282-3636 for the audition application form. Questions about admission requirements
can be answered by the music office. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Patrick McKnight Memorial Scholarship (new for 2011-12).
Selectively awarded to an exceptional incoming music student from the
immediate area (Greater Pocatello and surrounding). **NOTE: Application
process for the McKnight is through the audition application form, not
the scholarship application form which applies to students who are
already currently enrolled.
Music scholarships are awarded to majors and non-majors on the
basis of musical ability. Many scholarship awards are given to students
who participate in band, choir or orchestra. Piano scholarships are
also available. Applications for all music awards may be obtained from
the Music Department. Please state specifically your performance area
when making scholarship inquiries in order to channel your request to
the proper director.
Students who wish to be considered for scholarship assistance in the
next academic year should return their applications by March 1. ISU
will utilize every possible source to help students finance their
study. Some assistance is also available through the Office of
In addition to Band, Choir, Orchestra, and Piano
Accompanist awards, the following endowed
scholarships are available. Only one application form is
needed in order to be considered for all endowed scholarships. Specific
requirements and the scholarship
application form can be downloaded (word processing
document), or obtained from the music office. Incoming freshmen and
transfer students are eligible for all of these scholarships except the
Ruth S. and E. Chilton Phoenix Memorial Scholarships.
- Josephine H. Berryman Music Scholarships.
Awarded only to full-time students. Financial need will be considered.
- Ruth S. and E. Chilton Phoenix Memorial
Awarded only to full-time music students who currently participate in
musical activities at ISU.
- Russell & Jeanette Anderson Vocal Music
Scholarship. Awarded only to full-time vocal music majors.
- R. David Missal Band Scholarhip.
Awarded only to
full-time music majors or minors who participate in the ISU Symphonic
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir Scholarships.
only to full-time vocal students.
- ISU Marching Band. Available to full
part-time students who participate in the Bengal Marching Band and the
Basketball Pep Band.
- Spaulding Foundation Jazz Scholarships.
Available to full or part-time students in the jazz bands.
- Patricia Kwiat Piano Scholarship.
to full-time piano majors.
- Music Department Endowment Scholarships.
Available to full or part-time music students.
- University Recognition Awards in Music.
Available to full-time music students.
The Pocatello Music Club also regularly offers
scholarships to ISU students through competitive auditions administered
by the Music Department. These auditions are held on campus each
semester for currently enrolled full-time music majors who have at
least a 2.0 grade point average. The first place winner in each
category (vocal, piano, instrumental) receives the Mark Neiwirth
Scholarship and the second place winner in each category (vocal, piano,
instrumental) receives the Pocatello Music Club Scholarship. The
previous semester winners are not eligible for the next semester's
The Idaho Federation of Music Clubs
grants scholarships through an annual
DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE/DANCE
School of Performing Arts
921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello Idaho, 83209